Women’s History Month III

I’m so excited for my third year of doing daily blogs for women’s history month!

I love the chance to honor the strong and beautiful women we all know. The first year I wrote about a famous woman from history each day. Last year, I had women I know write about their lives. This year, I’m thrilled to have men writing about the wives, mothers, and daughters in their lives (and I haven’t filled all the days yet, so if you’re reading this and want to write about a woman in your life let me know!).

Some men have already submitted their writing, and I have been moved by the depth of love and appreciation expressed in all of them.

There will always be the debate over whether men and women are more similar (women’s lib movement, radical feminism) or more different (Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, many Christian sects), but I think one thing we can all agree on is that we all have both men and women that we love in our lives. My life is richer both for the men and the women who have loved me. I have learned valuable lessons from my father and my mother, my husband and my sister, my previous male boss and my current female one.

The things that are similar to both sexes- desires to be loved, respected, supported- and the things that make us different- anatomy, hormones, roles (at times)- work together to paint a terrific tapestry filled as much with different colors as it is with different shades of the same color.

I am honored to know so many wonderful women, and I’m thankful for these men who will courageously share their love for these women throughout this month.

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